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Uniko Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I finally own some Uniko stamps, thanks to my recent win and a generous gift certificate from Beverly, the sweet owner of Uniko stamps. I would own more stamps, if the shipping costs would not be so high....oh well, what am I complaining? I am lucky to live here in the US where most stamp companies are located....

Of course I had to use that stunning Gerbera for my card - I have had my eyes on this set literally forever! The theme for the Uniko challenge is metallics. I heat embossed in gold (WOW embossing powder) and then colored in the two outline images with my gold pigment watercolors. I then cut away the left hand corner of the black card stock, to lighten up the card a bit and used a scrap piece of an envelope liner. The sentiment is from the same set, heat embossed in white.

Also linking up with:
Snippets Playground - use a snippet - my snippet is the envelope liner
TCP Tuesday - flowers
Simon Says Monday challenge - metal (metallic dot and heat embossing)
WOW embossing powders challenge - used WOW gold embossing powder
Simon Monday Challenge Blog


Tanja said…
love :o) I am currently waiting for my first Uniko Stamps as well :o))
papierelle said…
Wow, da sieht einfach gigantisch schön aus!!!
LG Gundi
Susanne Vargas said…
Sehr elegant und auch modern! Das Gerbera set ist echt toll und wirkt super in gold!
Suchi said…
Suchi xx
Ruth said…
My word, lucky you! This is simply stunning in every way. I adore the flower and doing it in metallics is just perfect. It works so well on the black background. Beautifully done! Xx
Ashwini Rao said…
Its dazzling!!! What an absolutely amazing effect the gold has on the black!! And the small piece of BnW stripes really fits so well!! An amazing card, Cornelia! Absolutely love it!!
PS: I didn't even realize the flowers in the behind were watercolored in gold! What a perfect fit! :)
*Vicki* said…
Oh wow this is absolutely stunning!! I love your gold floral against the black!! I'm with you, I don't normally buy stamps out of the country...there are too many stamps right here in the U.S. But I have been tempted MANY times!! LOL!! :)
Di said…
Gosh Cornelia - you really have taken that Gerbera stamp set to new heights. This is fabulous!LOVE the gold and so very elegant too.

Well done on owning some Uniko stamps, although I do so agree that many of the best stamps are USA ones. For some reason though, it's becoming easier to get those in the UK without paying massive shipping costs and also running the risk of our tax folk stinging one for import duty before they will even deliver the goods. AND, our Post Office slaps an £8 fee on top which is disgusting. So I'm really careful if I ever do feel I absolutely must order from overseas. That's one reason I waited for so long to buy a Misti - thankfully a couple of online UK companies import them, at long last. It's no wonder I went berserk craft shopping when we were in New Mexico! Almost ended up tossing out clothes to make room for more stuff in the baggage :) Rant over :)


Di xx
conil said…
Spectacular...all that lovely, shimmery gold and black. The striped paper is the perfect counterpoint. Just exquisite.
Neha said…
Omg!this is super gorgeous! Gold and black classic combo. I love your layout too!
Flo said…
Eine super edle Karte zeigst du uns!!!
Schwarz als Hintergrund wirkt immer sehr fein , die goldenen Blüten setzen dem Ganzen die Krone auf.
Liebe Wochenendgrüße
I Card Everyone said…
Oh Cornelia ... just stunning!! and also THE very Uniko stamp I've been craving forever!
Deborah Frings said…
Wow - this is stunning! I love the gerbera and the solid image positively glows, really like the watercoloured images too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.
Jane said…
Totally stunning, you've smashed this challenge! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Uniko.
Sarn said…
Fantastic embossing of that beautiful stamp set. Top marks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx
Marlena M. said…
WOW this is stunning! I love the shine~
Sazzle Dazzle said…
WOW! WOW! and more WOW!
Cornelia I love this gerbera stamp and I don't think I've ever seen it used with such opulence and dramatic style. Absolutely love the embossed images against the dark background. Love, love, love it and thanks for sharing at Uniko. Sarah x
Monika Reeck said…
Oh woooowww stunning
and winning card
so fantastich gold agains black
your eyes is so great miss lady
and I miss your visit
I see your comment on some my friends blog
hope you dont angry to me cause I never seen yours (sad) big hugs from Germany
AlisonC said…
Wonderful stamp and one I've had my eye on too. It looks fantastic in gold.
Kath Stewart said…
love your card Cornelia...that flower is stunning...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx
cm said…
Stunning! I, too, have that set...NBUS! You've given me incentive to schedule a play date with it! I hear you about shipping rates, as I'm subjected to them in every direction. Of late, the border folks have also been slapping on additional customs AND postage from orders from the US. The former I get (begrudgingly...) but the latter? I've already paid shipping, so being dinged twice = grrrr. I need to be more careful and definitely more frugal! I discovered a craft-supplies gal in Calgary who is now carrying Altenew, Mama Elephant and LF (along with many other products), so I can order and pick up from her. No shipping. She, and the gal in Edmonton, will be getting my business (although I am on a spending freeze now...too much buying of late).
Anita in France said…
Dazzling, Cornelia ... what a stunner ... you've made this beautiful gerbera shine! I have this set too ... thanks for the awesome inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)
I really like how you structured this card! I love that you made the flower coming up from the bottom and corner of the card instead of placed in the center. It is so fresh and unique and you've done a really masterful job with making it look elegant. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
Lindsey said…
Wow! Stunning showpiece of the gerbera set x
Nancy Thomas said…
I love the shimmery gold of the flowers. Lovely. Thank you playing in the TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.
Brenda said…
The beautiful flower image and that gold really give your card such an elegant look! Thanks so much for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge!
Rosmarie said…
(°o°)!! Die ist hinreissend schön und sooo elegant! Bin total begeistert!
Beverley said…
OH MY WOW! Your card is a real stunner! Love the Gerbera in gold and against the black and stripes. THANK YOU so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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